1,500 Phonzy Burgers plus donations raised $10,400 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital
By Steven Sandor | September 2, 2022
This past summer, soccer star Alphonso Davies spent some of his scarce home time raising funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
He appeared at Burger Daddy, near the intersection of Manning Drive and Anthony Henday Drive in the city’s northeast. Burger Daddy created the “Phonzy Burger,” with proceeds going to the Stollery.
What was supposed to be a three-hour availability stretched to seven hours, as the lineup snaked through the strip mall’s parking lot. Some patrons waited three-and- a-half hours to get to the front of the line for one of the 1,500 burgers that were consumed.
How much money did it raise? Kassim Khimji, spokesperson for Davies’ representatives at ATG Sports Management, said $10,400 was raised through food and donations, including contributions from ATG and Davies himself.
Now for the calculation you’ve all been waiting for: The standard take-out box for a burger is 8.5 centimetres (about three-and-a-half inches) high. If you stacked 1,500 boxed burgers on top of each other, the resulting tower of power would be 437.5 feet high. Davies is six feet tall, so the tower would be like 43 Phonzies standing on top of each other. Put another way, it would be a bit more than one Phonzy taller than the 430-foot Great Pyramid of Giza.